The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Its sprawling capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison.
For me this was the first time visiting this country. Arrived from Singapore and really didnt know what to expect. I read few things before i go there just to have a bit clue where to go and what to do. I was surprise from the fact that this almost 100 m population country has English beside their Philipino as a official languages. Having on mind that Philippines has a lot of islands i decide to explore some of them and enjoy in the nature. Economic situation is tough so allow tourists to enjoy in a bit cheaper prices than usually. The time when i arrive was mid april almost at the end of the high season when weather is just perfect but in april and may prices a much lower that around New Year and Christmas when prices are very very high ( so dont go in that period). Also from May to June can be good but after June to September rain start and sometime even some typhoon can pass by so if you can try to not go in these months.
As a South East Asian country Philippines has some great resorts long sandy beach and perfect places for scuba diving and snorkeling. On some of the islands you have also mountains so you can hike a bit but if you do that please use the local guy as a guide, tropical forest can be tough sometime and you can easy lost your self.Here it is some of the places that i visit and some tips what might be interesting for you to visit.
Boracay is a small island in the Philippines located approximately 315 km south of Manila and 2 km off the northwest tip of Panay Island in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines
The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is a protected area of the Philippines located in the middle of Sulu Sea. The marine and bird sanctuary consists of two huge atolls and the smaller Jessie Beazley Reef covering a total area of 97,030 hectares
Mayon Volcano, also known as Mount Mayon, is an active stratovolcano in the Philippine province of Albay, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines.
Coron is the third-largest island in the Calamian Islands in northern Palawan in the Philippines. The island is part of the larger municipality of the same name.
The Minor Basilica of the Holy Child and commonly known as the Santo Niño Basilica, is a minor basilica in Cebu City in the Philippines that was founded in the 1565
Manila, the capital of the Philippines, is a densely populated bayside city on the island of Luzon, which mixes Spanish colonial architecture with modern skyscrapers. Intramuros, a walled city in colonial times, is the heart of Old Manila. It’s home to the baroque 16th-century San Agustin Church as well as Fort Santiago, a storied citadel and military prison.